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Vogel-Landscaping
02-16-2010, 04:12 PM
i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?

AA+ landscaping
02-16-2010, 05:10 PM
i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?

A freind of mine got a 07 3500 gmc gasser. He was put rearwheel bearings, trans etc. I always say if you get the best to start with it will last longer.:)

Grass Shark
02-16-2010, 05:48 PM
I think a F350 would be fine

Scagmower48
02-16-2010, 05:57 PM
The one ton dump is the most commonly used dump truck in the industry. I would say it is fine, but to make sure you don't wear it out prematurely I would stay within the payload.

xclusive
02-16-2010, 07:12 PM
i am looking to buy a single cab stake body or landscape body dump. it will be used mostly for grass and mulch. sometimes rocks maybe. of course it will pull an 18ft trailer. well will an f350 be heavy duty enough for what i am going to use it for or would i need a 450?

How soon are you looking to buying the f350? If you give me another week I will be able to tell you how it pulls an 18' trailer with equipment in it. I just have to finish painting the inside of my trailer. As far as grass, mulch and leaves go I have no problems carrying that. However the most topsoil or stone I will carry is 3 yards.

gene gls
02-16-2010, 07:42 PM
How soon are you looking to buying the f350? If you give me another week I will be able to tell you how it pulls an 18' trailer with equipment in it. I just have to finish painting the inside of my trailer. As far as grass, mulch and leaves go I have no problems carrying that. However the most topsoil or stone I will carry is 3 yards.

3 Yards of stone or dirt is in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs, way over a 1ton truck rateing.

BrandonV
02-16-2010, 07:47 PM
I'd say no. We had a f350 once and by the time you figure the bed's weight you have little left for material. i all you're doing is grass it'll be fine but whynot spend the little extra it takes for a real work truck... it'll pay off in the long run.

xclusive
02-16-2010, 08:02 PM
3 Yards of stone or dirt is in the neighborhood of 6000 lbs, way over a 1ton truck rateing.

It carries it no problem. The total rating for my f350 dump is 13,000 gvwr

PerfectEarth
02-16-2010, 08:28 PM
Do not buy a 350 or 3500 dump. Go with a 550. Like folks have said, you will quickly reach your payload with the 350.

If you're hauling 6000 lbs. of soil in a 350, I pity your brakes and those on the road around you. My dump weighs 10,300 empty!!

kps2389
02-16-2010, 09:03 PM
It carries it no problem. The total rating for my f350 dump is 13,000 gvwr

So for you to be legal hauling 6,000 lbs your truck could only weigh 7,000 lbs. I don't think any f-350 dump body weighs 7,000 lbs.

Vogel-Landscaping
02-16-2010, 09:05 PM
thanks for all the replys!

How soon are you looking to buying the f350? If you give me another week I will be able to tell you how it pulls an 18' trailer with equipment in it. I just have to finish painting the inside of my trailer. As far as grass, mulch and leaves go I have no problems carrying that. However the most topsoil or stone I will carry is 3 yards.

do you have a mason or stakebody? also how many yards of mulch can you carry?

farmboy1285
02-16-2010, 09:18 PM
So for you to be legal hauling 6,000 lbs your truck could only weigh 7,000 lbs. I don't think any f-350 dump body weighs 7,000 lbs.

Our F350 with a dump bed weighs in the neighbor of 7000 lbs, maybe the newer F350's are heavier.

Gravel Rat
02-16-2010, 10:09 PM
You don't want to fool around with a 1 ton they don't have the payload, the brakes are too small and the tires are usually not heavy enough.

I don't know what year range your looking at or a brandnew truck.

Myself I gave up on 1 ton trucks 10 or more years ago started with a 88 F-Superduty which is a F-450 in that year.

The 99-02 F-450s are not as heavy as the 03-09 F-450s. The F-550s from 99-04 have the Dana 135 the 05-09 F-550s are very similar to the F-450.

The 99-02 F-450 has a modified Dana 80 its not as strong as the Dana S110.

The 99-04 F-550 with the Dana 135 is a heavy axle it can take some weight it is a little heavier than the current S110 that is used in the F-550.

A 99-02 F-450 uses the same brakes as a 99-04 F-550 and 03-04 F-450.

Anyhow if your looking for a truck with a 7.3 then look at a F-550 if your not scared of the 6.0 a 05-07 F-450 F-550 is good.

Like I said there isn't much difference between a F-450-550 in the 05-09 year range. The rear suspension is slightly heavier in the F-550 unless you go with a 19,000lb gvw.

Most F-550 trucks have the 17,500 gvw.

DJJS
02-17-2010, 01:06 AM
I've got a f350 mason dump...for mowing/landscaping, where all your really hauling is clippings, debris & mulch for the most part, its definately a solid truck, but we do a lot of hardscaping, its too small for that, but all I could afford at the time. If you're into hardscaping, or do a lot of work with stone etc, I would go with at least a F450, maybe even a 550

KrayzKajun
02-17-2010, 01:13 AM
i would definitly go with the F450 or 550.

xclusive
02-17-2010, 01:41 PM
So for you to be legal hauling 6,000 lbs your truck could only weigh 7,000 lbs. I don't think any f-350 dump body weighs 7,000 lbs.

The truck by itself weighs 5897lbs. The dump body weighs 1600lbs so that leaves about 2.5 tons for carrying. So yes I am slightly over but I rarely carry that kinda of weight.

xclusive
02-17-2010, 01:44 PM
thanks for all the replys!



do you have a mason or stakebody? also how many yards of mulch can you carry?

I have a mason. The most mulch I have carried so far has been about 6 yards.